Mission, Vision and Values

mvv_circles only-01 The mission of CIDDE is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and scholarly activities at the University of Pittsburgh.CIDDE endeavors to achieve this mission by:

● Providing expertise in instructional design and development

● Developing and supporting teaching and learning environments

● Effectively applying current and emerging instructional technologies

● Delivering services for the assessment, measurement and evaluation of teaching

● Collaborating with University partners and external colleagues

● Delivering professional creative and production services for University events and activities

● Providing superior service to the University community

mvv_circles only-02 The vision for the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education is in three to five years CIDDE will be nationally recognized as a model resource center for teaching, learning and technology in higher education: 

● We are integral to the success of the University of Pittsburgh

● We are leaders in the innovative use of scholarly research in teaching and learning

● We are leaders in the innovative use of technology in support of teaching and learning

● We incorporate best practices in faculty development that promote quality course design and the effective integration of technology in teaching and learning

● We provide high-quality, mission-critical services to the university

mvv_circles only-03 Our work is guided by these values, and we are committed to: 

Excellence in all we do

Collaboration within and beyond the University

Innovation to find and apply best practices

Service to the University community